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Yes, it’s that time of the year again

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We’ve reached the midway point of the NFL season, which means it’s the time of year where fans on social media ask themselves whether or not one of the best college football teams in the nation could beat the worst teams in the National Football League.

Now, such a suggestion in any sport, whether it’s football or basketball or whatever it might be, is patently ridiculous. While there are college teams that have a lot of outstanding players and very talented rosters, every player on every NFL roster was an outstanding player in college, and therefore the college team would have little to no chance of success against NFL competition. Pretty much everything would have to go wrong for the NFL team and everything would have to go right for the college team in order for it to even be close.

However, just for fun, the folks from The Action Network have put together hypothetical spreads for the University of Alabama taking on each team in the National Football League. The best chance for the Crimson Tide, according to The Action Network, would be against the Buffalo Bills, as they have the Bills being favored by a mere 28.5 points. So, even the team that’s regarded as the worst in the NFL in their estimation. . .and after what they did to the Minnesota Vikings earlier this year, I’m certainly not going to call them that. . .is a four-touchdown favorite.

If you’re curious, the Vikings are listed as a 44.5-point favorite over the Crimson Tide by The Action Network. There are only six teams that would be favored by more points than the Vikings would be. (You have to download their app to get to the Vikings’ spread.) There are four teams (the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, and New Orleans Saints) that are listed as 49.5-point favorites over Nick Saban’s squad.

So, if anyone would like to make the argument that the best team in college football would stand even a small chance against any NFL team. . .and we seem to get that argument every season. . .it’s safe to just laugh it off.